Love and Other Drugs reviews

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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:18 am

Not exactly a review, but if the Fox News/Forbes guy is the only one who doesn't like it...

From Jeff Wells:

Bill McCuddy of Forbes.com (and Fox News entertainment guy for several years) wrote yesterday on his Facebook page that he'd seen a sneak of Ed Zwick's Love And Other Drugs. He described it as a "light romantic comedy about a girl" -- played by Anne Hathaway -- "with Parkinson's disease. Hathaway good [but] movie mediocre. (Bonus points for not doing a 'shaky prospects at box office' joke.)"

McCuddy's view strenuously argues with several non-pro opinions noted in this space for several months running. On top of which it's not about "a girl with Parkinson's" as much as about a ladies' man-slash-viagra salesman (Jake Gyllenhaal) who falls in love with Hathaway and the growth-struggle trip that results, etc. I've tried twice since yesterday to engage McCuddy in a detailed discussion, but he didn't want the attention or he's lost his phone.

I've had justifiable concerns about Zwick for years and have never trusted buzz about the film being a home run or a triple, but I've definitely read over and over about Hathaway's performance being the shit.
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